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  1. creak

    • IPA[krēk]

    美式

    • v.
      (of an object or structure, typically a wooden one) make a harsh, high-pitched sound when being moved or when pressure or weight is applied;show weakness or frailty under strain
    • n.
      a harsh scraping or squeaking sound
    • verb: creak, 3rd person present: creaks, gerund or present participle: creaking, past tense: creaked, past participle: creaked

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. (of an object or structure, typically a wooden one) make a harsh, high-pitched sound when being moved or when pressure or weight is applied the stairs creaked as she went up them the garden gate creaked open
    • 2. show weakness or frailty under strain stock prices creaked to a mixed finish today

    名詞

    • 1. a harsh scraping or squeaking sound the creak of a floorboard broke the silence